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    Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images (Hardback) By (author) Graydon Carter, By (author) David Friend, Introduction by Christopher Hitchens


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    Description"Vanity Fair: The Portraits" brings together 300 iconic portraits from "Vanity Fair"'s 95-year history in a remarkable book that captures the image of modern fame--the magical thing that happens when individual talent and beauty (and sometimes genius) is caught in the spotlight of popular curiosity and passion. The photographers--from Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino--are a glittering and celebrated group themselves. Their portraits have become the iconic likenesses of the best-known figures from the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics. From legends such as Pablo Picasso, Amelia Earhart, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn to the stars, writers, athletes, style icons, and titans of business and politics of today, "Vanity Fair: The Portraits" offers an authoritative roster of talent and glamour in the 20th century.

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    Vanity Fair: The Portraits
    A Century of Iconic Images
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graydon Carter, By (author) David Friend, Introduction by Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 272 mm
    Height: 348 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 3,198 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810972988
    ISBN 10: 0810972980

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AJCP
    DC21: 779.2
    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000, PHO004000
    DC22: 779.2
    B&T Approval Code: A06300000
    DC22: 779/.2
    B&T Approval Code: A06284050
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TR681.F3 C36675 2008
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AGHF
    Edition statement
    Parental Adviso.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Review quote
    Vanity Fair magazine has a reputation as one of the preeminent showcases for portraits in the world, and this book gathers together a good chunk of them in all their glossy, artificial splendor. There''s almost as much celebrity behind the lens as in front of it: Edward Steichen, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, David LaChapelle and, of course, Annie Leibovitz are all included, and the portraits themselves amount to a who''s who of culture and politics, with the quality of the images justifying the inclusion of the occasional lesser-known figures. The photographs have been arranged to supply the reader with subtle (and not so subtle) visual and cultural frisson: what are we meant to think when Joseph Goebbels is juxtaposed with Richard Perle? In a face-off between Rob Lowe and Louise Brooks, who has the most glamorous jaw line? For posing questions such as this, and for the production values and sheer scale, not to mention introductory essays by Graydon Carter, Christopher Hitchens, Terence Pepper and David Friend, this is a book that will no doubt be adorning the coffee tables of the world''s culture brokers for many years to come.